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The Great Western Hotel Job Opportunities

The Great Western House building which has lain empty for 4 years is now on course to be brought back to life thanks to a partnership between YMCA Somerset Coast and Taunton Deane Borough Council.

The YMCA will be refurbishing the building to create 14 boutique hotel bedrooms, a café and conferencing space alongside co-location working spaces for small businesses in Taunton. The refurbishment will be funded through a mix of sources including the EDF Community Impact Mitigation Fund, the Railway Heritage Trust and YMCA resources.

The operation will follow YMCA Somerset Coast successful projects such as the Beach Hotel in Minehead and Barley Wood Country House in Wrington, North Somerset, with the focus being on offering training in Hospitality, Catering and Business Skills to young people who may not otherwise be able to access such opportunities. Alongside this the building looks to be a centre for community activities and offer modern co-operative workspaces for start up businesses.

Refurbishment works in the building have commenced, with a completion date prior to Christmas 2018 and opening in January 2019.

Could you be one of our Hotel Champions?

As a key member of our team, you’ll be there to settle our guests into their stay or visit to the Hotel. You’ll be a welcoming, friendly face after a long journey, putting guests instantly at ease whatever the time of day.

We have exciting opportunities available for motivated individuals who have the drive and personality to succeed.

Roles available are:

Please click on each role to view the job description

Our roles give you the opportunity to work at a great hotel, to meet people from all walks of life – and to make a real difference to someone’s day.

You will be given the chance to contribute significantly to guest’s first impressions and final memories of the hotel.  And that’s why personality plays such a big part in all our roles:

You’ll have an engaging, friendly nature

You should have a good understanding of Hospitality industry

You’ll have excellent spoken English

You’ll have a can do attitude to work and be involved in all aspects of the hotel operation

Please understand that we will need proof of your right to work in the UK

We follow a safer recruitment process, with an Enhanced DBS check and two suitable references required.

For more information or an informal chat regarding these opportunities please call 01278 726000 or contact recruitment@ymca-sc.org .

Download an application form here

Closing date for applications is 10 am on Friday 7th December 2018

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